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Archive for May, 2008

NASA Space Place: Ozone, the Greenhouse Gas

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Kids visit Space Place to check out the games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.

Ozone, the Greenhouse Gas

We all know that ozone in the stratosphere blocks harmful ultraviolet sunlight, and perhaps some people know that ozone at the Earth’s surface is itself harmful, damaging people’s lungs and contributing to smog.

But did you know that ozone also acts as a potent greenhouse gas? At middle altitudes between the ground and the stratosphere, ozone captures heat much as carbon dioxide does.


Steve Jurvetson: The Joy of Rockets

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

TARC 2008 Finals

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

 TARC is Team America Rocketry Challenge.  The contest is for middle and high school students. Teams may be formed for schools or youth organizations. The pictures below are from the finals held in Virginia last Saturday for the top 100 qualifying teams.

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Click here for a press release. SEARS will gladly support all teams in our area with mentors and our launch site.  If you would like to participate in TARC 2009, it is a good plan is to attend a SEARS launches and learn the basics this summer.  Also visit the TARC web site for more info.


Mrs. Wilson’s Rocketeers

Friday, May 16th, 2008


Mrs Wilson’s 3rd grade class at West DeFuniak Elementary capped their science study of Space Exploration with a fun filled morning of model rockets this past Thursday, May 15th.